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What's New

     

“Hong Kong Meets Chicago” Reception on November 12
To celebrate the important partnership and growing strong links between Hong Kong and Chicago, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York together with Hong Kong Trade Development Council will hold a “Hong Kong Meets Chicago” Reception at the University Club of Chicago on November 12 (Wednesday). Details here.

 
     

The Hong Kong Ballet débuts at Northrop in Minneapolis
The Hong Kong Ballet led by Artistic Director Madeleine Onne (previously a leading ballerina in Sweden) will perform a dramatic and romantic story ballet Turandot on November 6 (Thursday) and 7 (Friday) at Northrop, University of Minnesota. More than 40 dancers will fly in and perform the work based on Giacomo Puccini’s famous opera and created by acclaimed Australian choreographer Natalie Weir. Details here.

  The Hong Kong Ballet débuts at Northrop in Minneapolis


Activities

     

Andrew Lau's first Hollywood film premieres at Boston festival
Hong Kong director Andrew Lau’s first Hollywood film, “Revenge of the Green Dragons,” received applause from a packed theatere in its Boston premiere on October 23. The event was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY). Details here.

 
     

Financial Secretary Meets Local Hong Kong Community
Hong Kong Financial Secretary, John Tsang, met with a group of former Hong Kong emigrants who are either working or studying here in the US at a reception hosted by the HKETONY on Saturday, October 11. Details here.

  Financial Secretary Meets Local Hong Kong Community
     

HK film strengths and talents highlighted in BAM
Hong Kong Financial Secretary John C. Tsang noted the vast HK-US co-production opportunities for filmmakers to tap the Mainland Chinese market in his remarks made at a reception in the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on October 6. Details here.

  HK film strengths and talents highlighted in BAM
     

Secretary for Environment visits New York City
Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Wong Kam-sing, visited New York on September 22-23 to represent the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government at the C40 Steering Committee Meeting. He also took the opportunity to learn more about the United States' experience in green building development, low-carbon living and other issues related to energy and the environment, especially those applicable to a high-rise urban context. Details here.

  Secretary for Environment visits New York City
     

Hong Kong artist Chloe Ho's work featured in Forbes' Galleries
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York Steve Barclay hoped that more distinguished Hong Kong artists like Chloe Ho could showcase their work in the U.S.. He also looked forward to more Americans visiting the West Kowloon Cultural District and exploring any cultural and arts exchanges in future.

Speaking at the opening of Chloe Ho Solo Exhibition at the Forbes Galleries, New York on September 18, he said the works of young Hong Kong artists informed a very vibrant and blossoming art scene in Hong Kong. The city is now a magnet for international and local art galleries because of its fast growth into a top art auction and fair hub in recent years. While Christie’s and Sotheby’s have often registered record arts sales in their auctions in HK, the Art Basel HK has boosted record numbers of exhibitors and visitors since its inception in 2013. Details here.

  HK artist's work featured in Forbes' Galleries
     

HK film maestro Patrick Lung Kong receives life time achievement award from Tsui Hark in New York
Hong Kong legendary director Patrick Lung Kong was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the Hong Kong cinema at the opening of a namesake retrospective in New York on August 15 (New York time).

Internationally famed Hong Kong director Tsui Hark specially flew in to present Lung Kong with the award at the "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Cinema of Patrick Lung Kong" retrospective, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY). Details here.

  HK film maestro Patrick Lung Kong receives life time achievement award from Tsui Hark in New York
     

Director Welcomes Bruce Lee Wax Figure to Madame Tussauds New York
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Mr Steve Barclay joined Madame Tussauds general manager at an unveiling ceremony for a Bruce Lee figure at the museum in Times Square, New York on Wednesday (August 13). At the ceremony, Mr Barclay said, “Bruce Lee, born and educated in the U.S., had lived and grown up in Hong Kong. He transcended East and West, making him a cultural phenomenon. Details here.

  Director Welcomes Bruce Lee Wax Figure to Madame Tussauds New York
     

Director Pays Courtesy Visits
Mr Steve Barclay, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETO-NY) met with Ambassador LIU Jieyi, Permanent Representative of China to United Nations and Ambassador SUN Guoxiang, Chinese Consul-General to NY on 12 August 2014 to update them on the work of HKETO-NY and the successful implementation of "One Country Two Systems" in Hong Kong. They also exchanged views on the latest developments in Hong Kong and a wide range of global economic issues. Details here.

  Director Pays Courtesy Visits
     

New Director officiates at 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
In its 24th year, the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York saw a record 197 teams, with more than 2,500 paddlers, racing on Meadows Lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on August 9-10.

Newly appointed Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York (HKETONY) Steve Barclay enthusiastically took part in the Festival for the first time and officiated at the opening ceremony of the Festival. He also participated in the ceremonial eye-dotting alongside other distinguished guests. Details here.

  New Director officiates at 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Director meets Chinese Media in tea gathering
Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, Mr Steve Barclay met with a group of New York-based Chinese media on the premise of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York on August 8. Mr Barclay, who assumed duties as director on August 5, highlighted that Hong Kong was the best gateway to China and said he would strive to strengthen the economic and trade ties with the 31 Eastern states under his ambit. Details here.

  Director meets Chinese Media in tea gathering
     

New Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York at NYSE bell ringing
The new Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) Mr Steve Barclay officiated at a “Ring the NYSE Opening Bell” ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange today to usher in the 24th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York. The HKETONY is one of the major sponsors of the colorful festival. The largest multi-cultural festival in the New York metropolitan area and the biggest festival of its kind in the U.S., the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, taking place this Saturday and Sunday (August 9-10), features the New York Dragon Boat Championships and the U.S. Dragon Boat Open Championship Races, at Meadows Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home of the 1964 World's Fair. Details here.

 

New Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York at NYSE bell ringing
Photo by Ben Hider/NYSE

     

Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra in NYC
After a five-year absence, the critically acclaimed Hong Kong Children's Symphony Orchestra (HKCSO) returned to New York City and performed at the Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center on July 22. The orchestra comprises young musicians aged from 7 to 18. It is part of a five-city tour that will also take the young musicians to Seattle, Portland, Toronto and Vancouver. Details here.

 
     

"Awakening Ceremony" held in Central Park to launch 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
A traditional dragon boat awakening ceremony was held in New York's Central Park on July 19 to launch the annual 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York.

Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY) Paul Cheung said he was pleased that the Festival, first started by the HKETONY in 1991, has grown into one of the largest multi-cultural festival of its kind in the United States. He added that HKETONY is pleased to continue to support the dragon boat festival and encouraged members of the public to join in the festivities and learn more about Hong Kong. Details here.

  "Awakening Ceremony" held in Central Park to launch 24th Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York
     

Hong Kong Leading and Influential Artist Danny Yung
visits New York

Hong Kong artist maestro Danny Yung talked on his creative journey on a 10-metre high flower plaque and recent plays in a luncheon organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York on July 7. About 50 leaders in the New York City arts community including representatives from the Museum of Modern Art, The New Museum, Asian Cinevision, the Goethe Institut and the Asian American Arts center, etc joined the talk. Details here.

  Hong Kong Leading and Influential Artist Danny Yung
     

Acting Director Speaks to Student Interns from Hong Kong
A group of around 20 students from various universities in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore who are current working as summer interns in New York City visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on June 19, 2014. The student interns, who were from a wide range of majors and interning in various industries, came to learn about the work of the HKETONY and the latest developments on Hong Kong-United States relations. Details here.

  Acting Director Speaks to Student Interns from Hong Kong
     

Promoting Hong Kong's Strengths as an International Dispute Resolution Center
The Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) collaborated with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) to organize a seminar and mock arbitration in New York City on June 12, 2014 to promote Hong Kong as Asia’s premier location for dispute resolution as well as the HKIAC’s new rules. The event attracted the attendance of more than 30 senior legal and arbitration professionals. Details here.

  Promoting Hong Kong's Strengths as an International Dispute Resolution Center
     

Hong Kong Day Declared in Massachusetts to Celebrate Closer Ties
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Mr. Deval Patrick, proclaimed June 13, 2014 to be “Hong Kong Day” to recognize the importance of continued economic and trade ties between Massachusetts and Hong Kong, and the first official visit of the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, to Massachusetts. It also recognized the “Hong Kong Celebrates Massachusetts 2014”, a series of festive events organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York, in Boston, Cambridge and the Berkshires in June to showcase the growing business and cultural ties between the two places. Details here.

  Hong Kong Day Declared in Massachusetts to Celebrate Closer Ties
     

Acting Director speaks to Visiting Students from the University of Hong Kong
A group of around 20 students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) majoring in Quantitative Finance who were in New York on an overseas study tour visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) on June 5, 2014. Details here.

  Acting Director speaks to Visiting Students from the University of Hong Kong
     

New York Forum Focuses on Hong Kong's Role as Premier Offshore RMB Centre
Following the recent visit to the United States by Professor K.C. Chan, Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury on April 30 to May 3, more than 70 senior banking and finance professionals attended a panel discussion event in New York City on "Hong Kong: The Premier Global Hub for Offshore Renminbi Business" on May 13 to learn about the latest developments in Hong Kong's expanding role as the premier offshore Renminbi (RMB) business centre. Details here.

  New York Forum Focuses on Hong Kong's Role as Premier Offshore RMB Centre
     

Closer Hong Kong-Massachusetts Ties Highlighted
Acting Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Mr. Paul Cheung, highlighted the closer Hong Kong - Massachusetts ties at a briefing session at the Boston Bar Association on May 13. He said that Massachusetts exported US$1.8 billion worth of goods to Hong Kong last year, representing a growth of close to 150% compared to 2012, adding that many Massachusetts companies, such as State Street, Liberty Mutual and Fidelity, have chosen Hong Kong for their regional operations. Details here.

  Closer Hong Kong-Massachusetts Ties Highlighted
     

Hong Kong Commissioner strengthens ties in New York City
Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, Mr. Clement Leung, the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in the United States, visited New York City on May 5-7 to strengthen Hong Kong-New York ties. Details here.

  Hong Kong Commissioner strengthens ties in New York City
     

Birmingham delegates get business update on Hong Kong
A group of Birmingham Business Alliance members led by Warren McCullers, who is Director of Economic Development, Energen Inc., visited the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY) to explore business opportunities between the largest city in Alabama and Hong Kong on May 5. They received an update on the economic and financial status of Hong Kong by Claudia Yeung, Head of Communication and PR of HKETONY as well as on the business facilitation services of the Invest Hong Kong (IHK) team by Kelly Jones, Head of IHK in New York. Details here.

 
     

HKETONY Reception at Asia Society on May 2, 2014
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), in collaboration with BNY Mellon, sponsored the Asian Pacific American Heritage Reception at Asia Society on May 2, celebrating the diversity and dynamism of Asian-Americans in New York City. Over 850 guests from various professions attended the event. During the reception, HKETONY promoted Hong Kong’s dynamic status as Asia’s World City, and its cosmopolitan culture. HKETONY also publicized the city’s innovative spirit and the evolving attractions of Hong Kong. New York City is home to the highest Chinese American population of any city in the United States, with over 500,000 Chinese Americans residing in the City, and many of them have Hong Kong origins.

  HKETONY Reception at Asia Society on May 2, 2014
     

Update on Hong Kong's Strengths in Technology and Higher Education
The President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Timothy W. Tong, JP visited New York City and gave an update on the growing importance of innovation and technology in Hong Kong’s economy, and the latest development of Hong Kong's higher education on May 2, 2014. Speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Professor Tong said Hong Kong ranked 7th in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2013-14. Details here.

  Update on Hong Kong's Strengths in Technology and Higher Education
     

Hong Kong Under Secretary for Education Visits Miami
The Under Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. Kevin Yeung, visited Miami on 29 April to 1 May to promote Hong Kong's strengths as an education hub in Asia and to attend the Going Global Education Conference organized by the British Council. Accompanied by Paul Cheung, Acting Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (HKETONY), Secretary Yeung met with senior management of the University of Miami to update them on the implementation of the New Academic Structure in Hong Kong and to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the University of Miami and universities in Hong Kong. Secretary Yeung also took the opportunity to meet with a student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong who was on exchange at the University of Miami to learn about the life of Hong Kong exchange students in the US. Details here.

  Hong Kong Under Secretary for Education Visits Miami
     

Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
Hong Kong Commissioner for Tourism, Mr. Philip Yung, visited Florida to attend the annual Cruise Shipping Miami Conference from March 11 to 12 to update the cruise trade and key industry stakeholders on the latest developments of cruise tourism in Hong Kong, including the launch of the Asia Cruise Fund by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). Joining the visit was the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr. Anthony Lau. For details click here.

  Commissioner for Tourism Attends Cruise Shipping Miami Conference
     

Announcements

Introduction of Admission Schemes for Talents, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Fair Winds Charter signed for cleaner air
Seventeen freight liners have signed up to the Fair Winds Charter and committed themselves to switching to cleaner fuel when berthing in Hong Kong. This will cut emissions of air pollutants substantially near the port area. Details here.

 

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